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Poster: billydlions Date: Aug 1, 2019 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Giants Stadium Box Set- Not Excited

Even though I went to every one of these shows there's no way I'm wasting my money on this:

5 Previously Unreleased Complete Giants Stadium Shows On 14 Discs

7/12/87 (24-track masters)

7/9/89 (24-track masters)

7/10/89 (24-track masters)

6/16/91 (48-track masters)

6/17/91 (48-track masters)

Blu-ray/DVD video of the complete 6/17/91 show, mixed in surround sound Mixed from the multitrack master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's TRI Studios Mastered in HDCD by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering with Plangent Processes restoration Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 10,000

By 1987, the Grateful Dead had lived many of their nine lives but were about to embark on one not a soul had seen coming. In The Dark, their first studio album in seven years, had spawned a hit (A TOP 10 SINGLE FOR THE GRATEFUL DEAD?!) and "Touch Of Grey" begat a new generation with their fanny packs and their MTV and their undeniable quest to join the party already in progress. And boy, did the Dead let them in! But not without fine-tuning their sonic vibes to meet the new demand.

"The Swamp," as Giants Stadium was affectionately known, along with the grandstands the Dead had been frequenting, would seemingly equate with BIGGER and LOUDER, but the band "remained determined to give equal weight to the more subtle, oblique elements; to the exploratory improvisation and rhythmic complexities; to the fine details of the most heart-rending ballads as well as the weirdest dissonances in the jams."

With GIANTS STADIUM 1987/1989/1991, we retrace this journey from their 1987 breakthrough to their 1989 revelation ("the closest they ever came to sounding like a really polished stadium-level rock act, but the band’s penchant for breaking out of the constraints of song structure and into freewheeling improvisation will remind you just who you’re listening to here") to their transformative return in 1991, aided by elegance of Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby.

GIANTS STADIUM: 1987, 1989, 1991 features five previously unreleased shows that were recorded at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on: July 12, 1987; July 9 and 10, 1989; and June 16 and 17, 1991. Originally recorded by John Cutler, each show has been mixed from the multitrack master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA, and mastered in HDCD by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. The first three shows are mixed from 24-track masters. The final two from 1991 are the only Grateful Dead shows ever recorded to 48-track masters. We’re rounding things out with a little visual stimuli - the entire multi-camera 6/17/91 concert recording on either two DVDs or a single Blu-ray, both with a surround mix by Norman.

Due September 27th, this release is limited to 10,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from We highly suggest you grab a copy while you can so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 6, 2019 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Giants Stadium Box Set- Not Excited

I will admit I was not as excited as I was with the Pacific North West 73-74 ... Dave says he is not a "setlist" guy, well I am, to some extent . I don't see too much to bring a smile to my face . I see this set has THREE "Throwing Stones " among the shows, (grunt, I was tires of it and those limp NFA's that would follow by 1990 ) . The 6/17/91 does get my attention for obvious reasons . . No doubt these are well played shows . I suspect it is more evidence of me being a bit burnt out of the late Brent years . I suppose it is good they are issuing some more Brent, Bruce, and Vince shows . Ok, fine . NEXT .

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Poster: Rich Plumb Date: Aug 2, 2019 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Giants Stadium Box Set- Not Excited

Is there any possibility they'll sell the video of 6/17/91 separately? I wanted to see it last night, but couldn't. Also have no desire to buy this box set, but would buy this video if it was available. I understand the marketing behind making all of their products limited edition, but think it's shortsighted.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Aug 2, 2019 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Giants Stadium Box Set- Not Excited

saw the video last night at the theater...

one thing for sure - you don't really need/want to see a 40 foot image of Bobby spitting out the words on a big screen - I think he had some lettuce stuck in his teeth. Being photogenic is not one of the boy's assets. Bobby with the short shorts and no socks loafers look - very R&R! Jerry in his stained Pajama pants - fashion trend setters they were!

Cool show, very bizarre how they were teasing DS and then dropping into Masterpiece or Truckin' and then looking at each other with an evil grin. The biggest clash was an outstanding Eyes into "Using a walker blues". What happened to TOO that Jerry was pushing so hard before drums?

I liked how Bruce and Jerry kept egging each other on. Bruce always had that look of "WTF are they doing!?" on his face. Cool space after UJB, I've never seen an accordion doing space before.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 1, 2019 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Giants Stadium Box Set- Not Excited

Same. The 1987 isn't bad - I listened to it just a few weeks ago on the TDIH. Opening set 2 with Morning Dew is a cool move, this late in the game. But it would be a lot more special if it included the Dylan set. I understand why they wouldn't, and maybe couldn't, do that, but still ...

I will check out the 89's one of these days. I may have heard them before but don't remember them